On Friday, June 16, Pelican Narrows RCMP hosted a grand opening ceremony for its new detachment building.

Elders, Chief Brian Hardlotte of the Prince Albert Grand Council, Mayor Ovide Michel from the Northern Village of Pelican Narrows, Councillor Sarah Swan from Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and community members joined Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer Rhonda Blackmore and Pelican Narrows RCMP Detachment Commander S/Sgt. Rod Rudnisky in the festivities.

After the official ribbon cutting, the community enjoyed a BBQ, snow cones, popcorn and other treats.

The modern, welcoming facility is something to be celebrated: it will allow Pelican Narrows RCMP to continue to evolve operations, and provide efficient and effective policing services in Pelican Narrows.

Saskatchewan RCMP offers our appreciation to Pelican Narrows –and all the Indigenous communities who receive policing services from the RCMP, and who continue to welcome us to their land and to their communities.

 Investigative Recap

Ongoing missing person investigations. Saskatchewan RCMP continues to ask for public assistance locating the following missing individuals:

 Seth Deschambeault – Prince Albert Detachment area

June 13: Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes: youth charged in February 2023 Esterhazy/Stockholm homicide

June 13: Saskatchewan RCMP’s Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Team (WEST) determined that 41-year-old Alton Mosquito, who was wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for being unlawfully at large, was at a residence in North Battleford. WEST officers obtained a warrant to enter the residence, entered it, located Alton Mosquito and arrested him without incident. He was returned to custody. Saskatchewan RCMP’s North Battleford Crime Reduction Team and Battlefords detachment assisted in this investigation.

Background: The Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team (SERT) consists of Saskatchewan RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) and Warrant Enforcement Suppression Team (WEST), as well as the Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT). SERT will help the Saskatchewan RCMP continue to fulfil its mandate as the province’s police force – keeping our communities safe. STRT’s objective is to stop or disrupt inter and intra-provincial criminal groups involved in the trafficking of controlled substances and firearms, as well as human trafficking.

June 14: Ponteix RCMP investigating serious collision

 June 14: Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes investigating homicide on Big River First Nation

June 15: Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit (RTU): Significant seizures of drugs and proceeds of crime in May

 June 15: Biggar RCMP investigating serious collision

June 15: Melfort RCMP investigating robbery

 June 15: La Ronge RCMP investigating serious assault

 June 17: Meadow Lake Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan (CTSS) and Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and conservation officers with the Provincial Protective Services Branch set up a multi-agency check stop in Beauval.

“We’re entering peak camping and fishing season,” says Cpl. Blair de Bruin from Meadow Lake CTSS. “We know lots of people are on the roads to lakes and cabins, so we grasped the opportunity for CTSS to set up a check stop with our provincial partners to ensure everyone is driving safe, and abiding by provincial regulations.”

During the check stop, officers issued the following:

– five driver’s license suspensions/vehicle impoundments for driving under the influence of cannabis;

– one 30-day vehicle impoundment for driving under the influence of cannabis while having a license already suspended for a previous, similar offence;

– one ticket for possessing, consuming or distributing cannabis in a vehicle;

– one ticket for driving while suspended;

– one ticket for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle;

– two tickets for exceeding weight on a trailer;

– two tickets for speeding;

– one ticket for driving without a certificate of registration or a registered permit;

– one ticket for driving a vehicle with a passenger under 7 not in appropriate restraint system or booster seat;

– two tickets for driving without a valid license;

– one ticket for failing to comply with a license endorsement or restriction;

– one ticket for driving with a learner’s license on a highway unaccompanied/supervised by a qualified person;

– one ticket for transporting or possessing angled fish that can’t be counted; and

– two tickets for exceeding angling fishing limits.

During the check stop, 13 boats were inspected for invasive species, four commercial vehicle inspections were conducted and two bear hunters were checked for compliance with regulations. Officers also issued warnings for angling-related infractions and for transporting a watercraft with a plugged drainage hole. They remind boaters that when transporting a watercraft, you must remove your drainage plug to help do your part to keep Saskatchewan’s waters safer from invasive species.

 June 18: 2nd degree murder charge laid in homicide investigation: SK RCMP Major Crimes

June 18: Investigators seeking public’s assistance with North Battleford homicide investigation

Do you recognize this suspect? Melfort RCMP is assisting Cornwall Police Service in a fraud investigation. On December 19, 2022, an elderly female was defrauded of a large sum of money in what’s currently referred to as a grandparent scam. Investigation has determined the suspect was or is in the Melfort area. The suspect is a female, described as approximately 5’5” to 5’8” tall, with dark hair and brown eyes. Photos of her are attached. If you recognize her or have information, contact Melfort RCMP at 306-752-6420. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Incidents in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction June 12 to 18, 2023

Please note: the statistics below are representative of reports received within the Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction. They are from the RCMP records management system and are accurate as the day they are collected. Crime statistics are regularly updated due to changes in reporting procedures, changes in ongoing investigations, etc. As a result, the statistics below may differ from previous or future published reports.

Divisional Operational Communications Centre

(does not include calls for service by the public directly to local RCMP detachments)

Calls for service total 7443
Highest volume of calls for service was on June 17, 2023 1297
Reports of Impaired Drivers (RID calls) 89
Persons Offences (number of incidents, not victims)
Homicide 4
        Homicides year to date (January, 2023 to last day encompassed in this report) 15
Sexual assaults 15
Sexual crime – other (invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference) 4
        Aggravated Assault 1
        Assault 205
        Assault with weapon or causing bodily harm 72
Robbery 6
Firearms (use of in the commission of an offence, discharge with intent, pointing a firearm) 7
Kidnapping/forcible confinement 4
Harassment/uttering threats 129
Other persons offences (domestic or family dispute, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, extortion with firearm, mischief – danger to life, etc.) 41
Property Offences
Break and Enter Total 130
Number of break and enters to a business 23
      Number of break and enters to a residence 80
      Number of other break and enters (encompasses sheds, storage containers, unattached garages, etc.) 27
Theft Total 298
        Other theft over $5,000 40
        Theft $5,000 or under 206
        Number of theft of motor vehicle 52
Mischief 600
        Number of mischief – damage to property 162
        Number of mischief – obstruct enjoyment of property (example: unwanted, intoxicated person at a residence) 438
Other Criminal Code Offences
Bail violations 172
Breach of probation 45
Failure to appear/comply 26
Disturbing the peace 218
Reports of intimate partner and family violence

  • Time period reported is quarterly.
  • Data represents number of victims, as there may be more than one victim on a specific investigative file. An individual victimized more than once in a timeframe would be counted more than once. Due to common relationships types in intimate and family violence categories, totals should not be combined.
  • Intimate partner refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), current and former dating partner, or someone with whom the victim was in another type of intimate relationship.
  • Family violence refers to violence committed by spouses (legally married, separated, divorced and common-law), parents (biological, step, adoptive and foster), children (biological, step, adopted and foster), siblings (biological, step, half, adopted and foster) and extended family members (grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws).
January 2023  
        Intimate partner violence 390
        Family violence 437
February 2023  
        Intimate partner violence 349
        Family violence 324
March 2023  
        Intimate partner violence 330
        Family violence 364
Total intimate partner violence January-March, 2023 1069
Total family violence January-March, 2023 1125
Impaired-related offences 107
        Number of roadside suspensions 12
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle 25
Speeding (this does not include automated speed enforcement fines issued) 1381
        Fines issued 948
        Warnings issued (education-focused
interaction between police and public
Collisions 141
Dangerous driving 7
Fatal collisions (number of road-going incidents, not victims) 3
Non-offence Codes (generally, instances where Criminal Codes or Provincial/Federal Statutes aren’t broken – for example abandoned vehicles, animal calls, school visits, property or wellbeing checks, etc.)
Assistance 269
False alarms 229
Breach of peace 124
911 Act – other activities 229
Suspicious person/vehicle/property 271
Mental health act (generally, police officers responding to reports of persons thinking about suicide, or people with mental illness and requiring assistance): 186
Non-suspicious sudden deaths/Coroner’s Act (Every non-suspicious sudden death police officers respond to including reports of persons who died by suicide, natural, accident or undetermined. Specific breakdowns by cause of death are unavailable.) 25